If you’re interested in dropping a few pounds, you’ve got to start by taking inventory. The best place to begin is by tracking your food and using a food scale– your secret weapon to losing weight. Studies show that people who track their food daily are more successful at losing weight and keeping it off. A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed that keeping a food diary can double your weight loss efforts.
Information is Power- Your Secret Weapon to Losing Weight
Start your health transformation first by getting data about how you’re fueling your body, your secret weapon to losing weight. Many (free) apps are available with tools and resources to make tracking your nutrition easy and convenient. Logging your food provides awareness and helps you to be more mindful of what you eat. It also keeps you accountable and is a reality check for how you’re fueling your body. You’d be surprised; most people think that they’re eating healthier than they are. As you learn how much or how little you’re eating, you can adjust your calorie intake and macronutrients to support your health goals better. How can you make progress if you’re guessing or flying blind?
Tracking your food shouldn’t be a forever thing, either. Try it out for a week or two to help you better gauge portions and calorie intake or a strategy to get you back on track.
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